Description: Students will engage in a community of graduate students to explore/prepare for a faculty career, focusing on teaching at a university-level specifically in the public health field. Students will immerse in literature, discussion, and workshops on state-of-the-art pedagogical techniques. Course tangibles include: teaching philosophy statement, course syllabus, and teaching demonstration.
Course Goals: 1. Reflect on your own teaching practice; 2. Engage in conversations about teaching and faculty life with faculty and peers; 3. Design a specific course under your nutrition expertise that you could teach at a university institution; 4. Apply research-based inclusive teaching strategies to your teaching-related documents - a teaching philosophy, syllabus, lecture material; 5. Understand the purpose of different types of student learning assessment and apply them to your newly designed course; 6. Identify strategies for success in higher education for your diverse student body
Competencies: 1. Articulate your knowledge of effective pedagogical techniques to colleagues and future employers, both in writing and in discussion 2. Exhibit your teaching values and beliefs through course documents (e.g, syllabus, assignments, etc.) 3. Demonstrate your teaching strategies, values, and beliefs through actively practicing teaching 4. Demonstrate your ability incorporate inclusivity in the classroom setting 5. Establish the ability to actively seek feedback to meet and exceed teaching expectations at an institute of higher education